Blues   Brumbies   Bulls   Cheetahs   Chiefs    Crusaders   Force    Highlanders   Hurricanes   Lions    Rebels   Reds   Sharks   Stormers  Waratahs - S.Kings
---- --- -- - ----

Highlanders coach Joseph linked to Cardiff Blues

Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph comes off contract at the end of the Super Rugby season

Print Article | Click here for a free $150 Bet |

Article Published: Thursday 3 April 2014|

Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph has been linked with the top job at Welsh side Cardiff Blues for when he comes off contract at the end of the Super Rugby season.

Joseph is contracted to the Highlanders until the end of the Super Rugby season and he says that at this stage he is not yet considering his options.

Cardiff Blues have just picked up a lucrative Stadium Sponsorship from BT Sport and the Heineken Cup row appears to be close to being resolved.

While Joseph has been linked to the job in Cardiff it is a high profile position in the Welsh capital so it should attract a number of candidates for the position.

The Blues in Cardiff are looking to replace Phil Davies who resigned from his position of Director of Rugby at the start of last month.

Wales coach Warren Gatland will be involved in the selection process for the replacement which suggests that there is a good chance that a New Zealander could be appointed.

In the meantime Joseph says that he his options for after the Super Rugby season are not yet on his mind and that he is focusing on the Highlanders and this week's clash with the Rebels.

"My focus is solely on the Highlanders," Joseph told TVNZ's One Sport.

"I've got a job at hand here. "

"I've got a Rebels game I've got to win. I've got the loyal Otago public here, loyal Invercargill public here, that want to see a successful Highlanders team."

If Joseph does take the position in Cardiff it would leave the question of who will succeed him in the Highlanders unanswered.

Joseph's assistant and Otago provincial coach Tony Brown admits that he is not yet ready to step up for the big job.

"It would depend on what the Highlanders want to do but for me personally I don't feel I'd be ready to step into that head coaching role," Brown told One Sport.

"I've still got a lot to learn. I think I'll truck along and do that (assistant role) for as long as possible before I do take that next step."

Super XV on Facebook

Super XV Rugby Team news